Hair has become my main concern lately – ask my friends and colleagues and they’ll tell you I’m obsessed. I’ve never have suffered from dry or coarse hair, luckily, but I’ve been doomed with a very oily scalp that requires either a ton of dry shampoo or a daily wash. As I’ve been trying out many clarifying shampoos (which haven’t really solved my problem in case you were wondering), my ends are starting to get drier. Not to the extent that they are breaking off, but dry enough to get me started on treating my ends as well. First pit-stop: Philip Kingsley Elasticizer.
Philip Kingsley is regard as crème-de-la-crème within the beauty industry and with Elasticizer being one of their best-sellers, it was a logical purchase (in my eyes). Prior to buying this I had little to no knowledge of what the product actually did and how it’d work. I had no idea that the process of putting it on would be such a hassle – before shampooing, wet hair and massage in from root to end, let it be for 20 minutes and make sure to wrap your locks well. The reason to wrap it, is because it’ll retain heat, which will encourage the nourishing ingredients from the mask to penetrate. I just wear a shower cap, as it’s the most hassle free and easiest – a very charming look too. I apply the mask very generously over my hair and really massage it in. I find it the easiest to work in sections so I can make sure every part is covered.
Not only is it nourishing, it repairs the hair and keeps it in a ‘healthy’ condition throughout the damages the hair has to face – coloring, styling, (tight) hair-do’s. It claims to provide UV protection, which should help to prolong the intensity of color treated hair. I haven’t dyed my hair in ages, so I can’t vow for that. I do feel (and see) that my hair is definitely softer, slightly more voluminous and definitely more hydrated than before.
It’s definitely not a product if you’re looking for a quick fix, but a definite standard in my Sunday pamper. I’ll be honest, I’m too lazy to use this every week because of the entire process, but I’m using it at least 1 – 2 times a month. Let’s just say that nice hair doesn’t come for granted and even though it may be a hassle to apply, the result is so worth it. And hey, if it was good enough for Audrey Hepburn… Soft, nourished, glossy and bouncy hair, come to momma.
Have you ever tried Philip Kingsley Elasticizer before?